Central England Co-op opens revamped funeral home after £238,000 investment
Central England Co-operative Funeralcare has officially opened a funeral home in Leicester following a major revamp.
The funeral home is based in Buckminster Road and a total of £238,000 has been invested in the new venture. It will offer a vastly superior look and feel for families
Funeral Director Margaret Paddison said: “This is a very exciting time for my team and we are proud to be part of the community in Leicester.
“Our first priority is to enhance memories and love for all of our families and we are very pleased to offer that at our new home in the area.
“We feel it reflects our commitment to providing excellent standards of care for our families during their time of bereavement.
“We will be hosting a special dedication day later in the year that will see a special blessing take place and members of the public invited to learn more about the home and my team.
“We look forward to seeing you on the day and showing you our new surroundings.”
The funeral home offers a 24-hour service, seven days a week. In addition to arranging funerals, Margaret and her team are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice. The team can be contacted on 0116 251 5639.
Members of the public and local dignitaries will also be invited back to the funeral home at a later date for a special dedication ceremony.
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About Central England Co-operative
Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK.
It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.
The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.
Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2018.
Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility. It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence. The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.
Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140
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